On Saturday I attended the first North Wiltshire Sustainability Day which was a mixture of speakers and displays finishing off with a musical performance from Talis Kimberley and her band. The theme of the day was discussing the practical ways that the local communities can take to improve their sustainability. The initial impression was the […]
On Sunday I attended the second Swindon Eco-Fest. A great collection of organisations and charities getting together to talk about growing, making, sharing and sustainable living. There were craft activities made from recycled items, as well as sustainable gardening activities. As well, there were talks about community open spaces and energy saving homes, an eco-themed raffle […]
All the McDonalds in Swindon are being upgraded to the new design, which looks rather like Argos! They have order and collection queues, or you can place your order at the machine which gives you a numbered receipt to take to the collect window. However, one good thing is they are making much more of […]
Recently I attended an outdoor event where they were serving hot drinks in compostable cups. However for this to be a successful service, a cup collection point is needed to gather the cups for composting, otherwise they will just end up in landfill. At present only about 1% of takeaway coffee cups are recycled – […]
Further to the Waitrose cups (August 10 2014), they now sell reusable cups, so you can keep your cardboard cup out of landfill – unfortunately they only seemed to have plastic spoons! So kind of good…
I think this cartoon by Chris OBrion gives several reasons of why libraries are so important within our communities
How careful are you in sorting your rubbish? In Halifax, Nova Scotia they are issuing households with clear bags to encourage that the correct waste going into recycling and compost, rather than landfill. It is also thought that peer pressure of neighbours will encourage people to take more care in sorting waste. A study of […]
Just think the can you recycled can be back on the shelf in 8 weeks!
Yesterday I managed to get to visit the Savernake Street Community Centre and their Free Shop. This runs once a month for a couple of hours, and people come along and donate items and take other ones. Apparently there are also others in Swindon. The principle behind the Free Shop is that, while no money […]
Sometimes people are reluctant to recycle as they can’t see why we should do it. But how about recycling plastic bottles, so they can come back as football shirts?